“This is a victory:” Common Cause in CT Celebrates Passage of Early Voting

On Thursday, the Connecticut House of Representatives passed a bill that would offer 14 days of early voting beginning in 2024. 

“This is a victory for the over 674,000 voters who turned out in the last election in support of early voting,” said Cheri Quickmire, executive director of Common Cause in Connecticut. “More equitable and fair access to the ballot box is possible, and we’re grateful to see the legislature taking crucial steps toward that goal. Thank you to the many legislators who made this passage possible.” 

H.B. 5004 will require towns to open at least one polling location for the 14 days leading up to the next election. Connecticut is one of only 4 states nationwide that do not provide an early voting period. 

More information on early voting is available here.